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Global semiconductor sales dip slightly in November

01/05/2016  The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.9 billion for the month of November 2015.

Belle Wei appointed to SEMI Foundation board of trustees

01/05/2016  The SEMI Foundation today announced that Belle W. Y. Wei, Ph.D., was elected as a new director to the SEMI Foundation Board of Trustees in accordance with the association's by-laws.

Automotive display systems to grow to $18.6B by 2021

01/04/2016  Driven by continued innovation in vehicle connectivity and safety technologies, global revenue from automotive display systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 11 percent to $18.6 billion by the end of 2021.

A Year in Review: A look back at the top stories from 2015

01/04/2016  2015 was a year of unprecedented consolidation in the semiconductor industry, as well as a technological crossroads in Moore’s Law. Below is a round-up, based on reader popularity, of the most read stories on Solid State Technology from 2015.

With AMOLED on the rise, full high definition screens proliferate further in third quarter 2015

12/23/2015  Full high-definition (FHD) panels reached a record 21 percent of the smartphone display market in the third quarter (Q3) of 2015, due in large part to increases in active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panel adoption by Samsung and others.

Apple products spur growth in force sensing display technologies

12/23/2015  Apple’s use of Force Touch technology in the Apple Watch and 3D Touch in the iPhone 6S line is leading to growth in force sensing and other touch-panel enhancements in mobile devices.

Startup Works on Ultralow-k Materials for Chips, Displays

12/21/2015  The very last presentation at the 12th annual 3D Advanced Semiconductor Integration and Packaging conference was given by Hash Pakbaz, president and chief executive officer of SBA Materials, a developer of nanoporous and mesoporous materials for semiconductor manufacturing and other applications.

3D ASIP Conference Hears from EDA, IC Gear Companies

12/18/2015  John Ferguson of Mentor Graphics provided the electronic design automation perspective on packaging technology at the 12th annual 3D ASIP conference in Redwood City, Calif.

Packaging Conference Addresses Challenges, Opportunities in New Technologies

12/18/2015  On the second day of the 12th annual 3D ASIP conference, the heavy hitters came out to talk. Attendees heard presentations from executives of Amkor Technology, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Northrop Grumman, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, and Xilinx, among other companies.

Conference Features "The Year of Stacked Memory" in 2015

12/17/2015  The theme of this year's 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packading (3D ASIP) conference is "The Year of Stacked Memory," noting how memory die stacked in one package are becoming more commonplace in 2015.

Semiconductor equipment sales forecast: $37B in 2015 and $38B in 2016

12/15/2015  SEMI projects that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will decrease 0.6 percent to $37.3 billion in 2015.

Leti to demonstrate three consumer technology breakthroughs at CES 2016

12/15/2015  CEA-Leti, an applied-research institute for microelectronics, will demonstrate at CES 2016 three disruptive innovations, ranging from ultra-high-brightness, augmented-reality glasses to extremely high-speed wireless data transmission between mobile devices, and the world’s first TV white-space modem limiting interference in adjacent spectrum bands.

SEMICON Japan 2015 opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight

12/14/2015  SEMICON Japan 2015, an exhibition in Asia for semiconductor manufacturing and related processing technology, opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight.

China Bolsters its IC Gear Business with Mattson Acquisition

12/10/2015  Mattson Technology agreed this month to be acquired by Beijing E-Town Dragon Semiconductor Industry Investment Center, a limited partnership in China, for about $300 million in cash.

Fab equipment spending: Look for upward swing into 2016

12/09/2015  Worldwide semiconductor fab equipment capital expenditure growth (new and used) for 2015 is expected to be 0.5 percent (total capex of US$35.8 billion), increasing another 2.6 percent (to a total of $36.7 billion) in 2016, according to the latest update of the quarterly SEMI World Fab Forecast report.

Smart Rock Bolt Wins Prize at Designers of Things Conference

12/07/2015  When it comes to Internet of Things products, most people would think of the Apple Watch or Fitbit fitness-tracking devices. A device aimed at the mining industry has proved to be a popular entry at the Designers of Things conference in San Jose, Calif.

Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays

12/04/2015  A new method for building "drawbridges" between metal nanoparticles may allow electronics makers to build full-color displays using light-scattering nanoparticles that are similar to the gold materials that medieval artisans used to create red stained-glass.

Penn researchers make thinnest plates that can be picked up by hand

12/04/2015  Despite being thousands of times thinner than a sheet of paper and hundreds of times thinner than household cling wrap or aluminum foil, their corrugated plates of aluminum oxide spring back to their original shape after being bent and twisted.

Photonic 'sintering' may create new solar, electronics manufacturing technologies

12/03/2015  Engineers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental breakthrough in understanding the physics of photonic "sintering," which could lead to many new advances in solar cells, flexible electronics, various types of sensors and other high-tech products printed onto something as simple as a sheet of paper or plastic.

SEMI Foundation appoints Leslie Tugman as Executive Director

12/02/2015  SEMI Foundation, created by global industry association SEMI to support education and career awareness in the field of high-tech, has announced the appointment of Leslie Tugman as its executive director.




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Parylene & Sensors

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Potting Compounds Protect Electronic Circuits

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Trends in MEMS

February 2016 (Date and time TBD) / Sponsored by Boston Semi Equipment

MEMS have quite different process and material requirements compared to mainstream microprocessor and memory types of devices. This webcast will explore the latest trends in MEMS devices – including sensor fusion, biosensors, energy harvesting – new manufacturing challenges and potential equipment and materials solutions to those challenges.

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2.5D and 3D Integration

March 2016 (Date and time TBD) / Sponsored by Brewer Science

Die stacking enables better chip performance in a small form factor, meeting the needs of smartphones, tablets, and other advanced devices. Through-silicon vias are moving into volume packaging production, but problems with reliability, cost, and scaling remain. The supply chain also must adjust to this “mid” step between front- and back-end chip production. This webcast will explore the wafer thinning, bonding, TSV formation and other critical process steps necessary to enable 3D integration.

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Metrology and Inspection Challenges and Opportunities

March 2016 (Date and time TBD)

Continued scaling and more complex device structures, including FinFETs and 3D stacking, are creating new challenges in metrology and inspection. Smaller defects must be detected and analyzed on an increasingly diverse set of materials. Chip makers are looking for better wafer edge inspection techniques, higher resolution metrology tools, 450mm-capability and new compositional analysis solutions. Experts will describe new approaches for next generation metrology and inspection, including measurements of CDs, stress, film thickness and non-visual defects.

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